I’m Stephanie, a wedding + lifestyle photographer based in Colorado Springs, Colorado and Warrenton, Virginia. Whether I’m by the mountains of Colorado or Virginia, my soul feels at home, surrounded by rural living and the raw beauty of nature. I genuinely love what I do, and feel so passionate to share the enthusiasm and joy of these celebrations with you!



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February 22, 2023

Jessica & Maxx | Downtown Breckenridge Engagement Photographer

Jessica & Maxx | Downtown Breckenridge Engagement Photographer

When Jessica, Maxx, and I talked over the phone during our initial meeting, they mentioned how much they love Colorado. For Jessica, it’s all about skiing. For Maxx, it’s all about hiking! It sounds like they need to move out this way. 😉 This session was their first professional photographer shoot, and I was excited to document their engagement in downtown Breckenridge! Admittedly, they were nervous (which is totally normal before the session), but they quickly warmed up!! We also had beautiful backdrops to work with during the golden hour. That’s the best combination — A sweet couple, a beautiful/meaningful environment, and golden light!

Jessica & Maxx | Downtown Breckenridge Engagement Photographer

Jessica and Maxx are getting married in my hometown at Airlie, Virginia, later this year — I love that we can capture these two sentimental places (Colorado and Virginia)! Although, Jessica thought it was such a tease to visit a ski town during the peak season without the ability to ski. For good reasons, though! They are expecting a baby girl in just a couple of months!! So it was fun celebrating two special occasions — an engagement and pregnancy! 🙂 I’m excited by their vision to celebrate their wedding day with their baby girl. It’s going to be the sweetest!!! I cannot wait to document all of the snuggles, kisses, and dances with her. <3 But in the meantime, I loved that we got to celebrate this beautiful “in the waiting” season.

Thank you!!

Thank you, Jessica and Maxx, for having me as your engagement photographer document this season in downtown Breckenridge, Colorado! It was a beautiful evening and so much fun exploring around the town. I love the fun memories we captured for you to cherish forever. <3 You two are absolute sweethearts and meant to be together — I loved seeing your chemistry in front of my camera. And I cannot wait to hang out with you later this year on your wedding day and meet your baby girl!!! October will be here before we know it. 🙂 CONGRATS!!!

Jessica and Maxx’s Winter Engagement Portraits in Downtown Breckenridge

Stephanie Messick Photography, LLC is a Downtown Breckenridge Wedding, Elopement, and Engagement Photographer based in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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If you’re planning a wedding or an engagement session in downtown Breckenridge, CO (or surrounding areas), let’s connect!!